High Plank Workout- Every single exercise starts from pushup position.
I have written quite a few home workouts lately, all of them using limited or no equipment and designed to be done in small spaces. This workout in particular is excellent because all you need is a few feet of space and your own bodyweight. It can be done literally anywhere and delivers amazing results! Each exercise in this circuit has the same starting position, the high plank. A high plank is simply the top position of a pushup. Toes on the floor, body straight, core tight, and hands placed shoulder-width apart on the floor with the arms perpendicular to the floor.
The muscles worked in the high plank are the core (abdominals and lower back) and shoulders primarily, with the chest and triceps as secondary and tertiary muscle groups. Some of the exercises in the circuit are cardio based, such as High Plank Hops and Mountain Climbers, while others like the Plank Press-Up are engineered for muscle building.
If you have wrist pain, most of these moves can be done in a low plank, with elbows and forearms on the floor.
High Plank Workout Circuit
Every exercise should be performed for 30 seconds. No rest between exercises until the circuit is complete.
Rest for 2 minutes between each round of the circuit. Repeat the circuit 4 times.
PLANK OPPOSITE SIDE KNEE TO ELBOW
HIGH PLANK SAME SIDE KNEE TO ELBOW
HIGH PLANK JACKS
HIGH PLANK HOPS
ALTERNATING PLANK PRESS-UP
Full video demonstrating perfect form on each of the above exercises.